Carrie

Carrie

Paperback - 2011
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A sixteen-year-old misfit, denied everything by her fanatical mother and abused by her classmates, unleashes her terrifying telekinetic powers on an entire town.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., Anchor Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books mass-market ed.
ISBN: 9780606320917
9780307743664
0307743667
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 18 cm.

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ChiPubLib_Adults Sep 05, 2013

16 year old Carrie is an outsider, harassed by the kids at school and subjected to abuse by her overzealous religious mother at home. What she and her tormentors don't know is that Carrie has special powers. As Carrie slowly begins to realize her telekinetic abilities she turns from tormented to ... Read More »


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CARL SANDER COHEN
Jan 22, 2017

I personally love Stephen kings writeing style he always leads u in the wrong direction and that's cool as hell to me

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bisma1990
Aug 17, 2016

This was one of the most terrifying and gruesome books I have read. Stephen King was very direct and straight forward in his writing and a reader would be able to see themselves in the characters place.

morrisonist Jun 11, 2016

are Christians really that much against women? her mother punished her for having monthly issues, but don't all post adolescent girls have them? and it seemed as if carrie were just going from bad to worse. it is like the fall of annakin skywalker in a girl's shower room. absolutely sick and poorly written

CMLibrary_akeller May 02, 2016

This was my second stephen king book and it just didn't do it for me. The first half was really good, but the second half just went downhill in my opinion.

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xBunnyCouturex
Jan 07, 2016

My favourite Stephen King book and movie. Read it a few times in highschool. Poor Carrie, you just feel for her throughout the whole story.

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RedHot_2
Jan 07, 2016

This book was awesome. It was
scary and fun! But I also felt
sorry for Carrie.She was picked
on by her cruel classmates.
then she snapped. Reading this
book gave me a variety of
emotions.

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wmcleod
Dec 21, 2015

" Steve King is a fantastic writer!" Review submitted by Melissa Edwin for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

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alicat1
Aug 23, 2015

The universal story of trying to fit in during high school and struggling socially. Horror and drama at its best.

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palaminopony
Sep 15, 2014

“Carrie” is a dark horror novel by Stephen King. It follows the life of high school senior Carrietta “Carrie” White, who lives in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie lives with her extremely religious and abusive mother. To make matters worse her classmates at school are not fans of hers and tend to subject her to bullying. After getting her first period after gym class, Carrie is taunted by her peers for not understanding what is happening or knowing what to do. The event sets the tone of the novel. Later, as the novel progresses, Carrie discovers she is telekinetic (she can move objects with her mind) and gains a possible friend, Sue. However, everything goes downhill at the school prom, where another girl, bitter about receiving detention for taunting Carrie, pulls a prank that ends with a town-wide disaster.
“Carrie” is an interesting read but it contains many long unnecessary segments that do nothing for the story and simply increase the length of the novel. Other than these parts, the book is entertaining and creative. The characters are all believable, and are all unique. Readers will find that they sympathize with Carrie, and will spend the novel rooting for her and hoping that she ends up happy. The setting of the story carries the plot, adding to it opposed to taking away from it, and helps the story to feel as though it is a recount of actual events.
Overall, this novel is an alright read. The author of this review recommends it, as it is a good pleasure read. “Carrie” is not a suitable essay book or for a ‘book talk’, as there are no real hidden meanings contained within the text. The author of this review believes the book to be suitable for ages fourteen and up, due to adult themes and horror content.

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anndeanshaw
Jul 18, 2014

Carrie, written by Stephen King, is the story of a wary girl named Carrie White, clearly explaining the title. Carrie possesses incredible powers that remain unexplained to not only herself, but to those around her. The young girl lives alone with her heavily religious mother, Margaret White, who founded her own religious beliefs. These beliefs are what ultimately lead to Carrie being not only abused by her own mother, but also what leads her to become an outsider to her peers. Since she is deprived of the knowledge her peers know of the outside world, Carrie struggles to adjust and act as society would consider a “normal” teenaged girl.

This novel, while holding many supernatural and horror filled scenes, is also quite relatable to modern day teenage struggles. In every person’s life, humans suffer through the hard and tedious task of attempting to fit in to our atmospheres, just as Carrie did. Since she was brought up in such a different way than her classmates she felt so unlike them that she could not figure out how to just be “normal.” This topic, being so relatable to real world instances, enables Stephen King’s work to successfully grab the attention of potential readers.

Carrie’s story leaves readers with a sort of mixed emotion; one of pure terror, and one of sympathy for the heavily misunderstood and mistreated girl. We, the readers, are introduced to what to true outcome of bullying and abuse feels like on the victim, and thus we sympathize with the misread adolescent, despite her “weird” and “peculiar” behaviors in many given situations. We are able to once and for all understand the hardships Carrie had endured, and witness the true wrath of her power clash with her internal suffering.

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Jesus watched from the wall, but his face is cold as stone. And if he loves me, as she tells me, why do I feel so all alone?

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